Paphos combines the beauty of the mountains and the sea and boasts a friendly atmosphere with plenty to see and do including the Byzantine Castle of Paphos, the Tombs of the Kings, St Paul’s Pillar and the Temple of Aphrodite. Evenings can be pleasantly spent on the beach promenade with its plethora of restaurants serving international and meze specialities. Located on the southwest coast of Cyprus, for those looking for sightseeing alongside fabulous beaches, there is plenty of things to do in Paphos.
For equestrian lovers a truly fantastic way to experience Cyprus is by horseback and Ride in Cyprus Ltd offers guided rides around the area. The Kato Paphos Archaeological Park is an amazing place to visit with its well-kept ruins and beautiful mosaics. With plenty of things to do in Paphos visitors will never be short of activities. For beach-lovers, Paphos Municipal Beach is a superb beach with excellent facilities.
The city of Limassol is located on Akrotiri Bay on the southern coast of Cyprus. Boasting a wide range of museums, archaeological sites, superb beaches and, with the current construction of a new marina, Limassol is an excellent destination for those wondering what to do in Cyrpus. Home to the Fasouri Watermania Waterpark it is a fantastic place for families on holidays to Cyprus. Lady Mile Beach is also a popular choice with its calm shallow waters. This fabulous beach is wonderfully unspoilt and there are only a few facilities so make sure you come well prepared. For a more traditional Cyprus, the village of Omodos, known for its excellent wine and peaceful atmosphere owing to the nearby monastery, is a great place to relax and unwind away from the far more conventional city.
Nicosia is not only the capital of Cyprus, but is also known as the last divided city of Europe. As well as giving the opportunity to look across the Green Line into the Turkish occupied area, there is much to explore in this historic city including the Archbishop's Palace, the Cathedral of St John and an Archeological Museum. This magnificent city is home to some of the best things to do in Cyprus. Ledra Street is a busy, thriving shopping area in Nicosia but also the entry point to the Turkish area of the city. The Levantis Municipal Museum of Nicosia provides a great account of the history of Cyprus. For those wondering where to go in Cyprus, a visit or stay in this city is a great way to experience this fascinating country.
One of the most spectacular things to do in Cyprus is to visit the Troodos Mountains. Delight in the stunning views and scenery of the pine-clad Troodos Mountains and Mount Olympus, passing through traditional villages and exploring the famous Kykkos Monastery with its wealth of frescoes and mosaics.
Cruises and Fishing
Enjoy the delightful Mediterranean waters on a boat or catamaran trip. Most coastal resorts have fishing boats from which you can try your hand at sea fishing. Serious anglers may wish to get a licence from the Fisheries Department to allow you to fish in the well-stocked inland reservoirs.
Walking, Cycling and Golf
There are many opportunities for hiking in the Troodos Mountains either independently or with organised groups, and a ramble along the Aphrodite and Adonis trails on the Akamis Peninsula in the western most part of the island is a must. Cycle hire facilities exist in most resorts, but if you are an ambitious mountain biker and wish to explore the Troodos Mountains and Akamis Peninsula, you may prefer to bring your own. For golfers, Secret Valley, Tsada Golf and Aphrodite Hills are three excellent 18-hole courses in the Paphos area.